Boats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery

Totally Thames is an annual season of diverse and accessible arts and culture that runs throughout the month of September. The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. Its aims are to: Spotlight the river with excellent, surprising and spectacular art Champion a diverse and …

Giles BroadbentBoats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery
Depeche Mode at the London Stadium (Image: Getty)

48 awesome things you should be doing this autumn

September 14 Wings, Young Vic Emily, a fiercely independent aviator and wing walker, suffers a stroke that destroys her sense of reality. Fragments of her life come together as she struggles to find her voice and her self. Juliet Stevenson takes on another extraordinary role. To November 4 September 16 Open House, London Open House celebrates its silver anniversary by …

Giles Broadbent48 awesome things you should be doing this autumn
The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin

Think about this – Rodin is coming to Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is shaping up to present the work of a sculptor a hundred years after his death. Auguste Rene Rodin was one of the most famous contributors to visual art and created of the celebrated work The Thinker which has permeated popular culture. An Exhibition In Celebration Of 100 Years: François Auguste René Rodin (1840–1917) will showcase a series of …

Giles BroadbentThink about this – Rodin is coming to Canary Wharf
Bros at The O2

For two nights, Bros rediscover the joy of adulation

For five tempestuous, scream-filled, jean-ripped years between 1987 and 1992, Bros dominated the music and fashion scene in a way that now seems impossible into today’s fragmented pop culture. That they had few hits didn’t really seem to matter – although 25 years on it takes its toll on two stretched but sold-out return gigs at The O2, Greenwich.The duo …

Giles BroadbentFor two nights, Bros rediscover the joy of adulation
Girl with a laptop

Don’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory

It starts with a company’s instruction “don’t be evil” and ends with a monopolistic marauding giant, taking content without asking, invading people’s privacy, using regulatory capture to quash rivals and demolishing entire industries with its big commercial hammer. Jonathan Taplin has spent a lifetime in the media – producing films, promoting bands, launching streaming services – and he surveys the …

Giles BroadbentDon’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory